Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Lilburn.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose came on time fix my car quick and very honest always recommend Jose as my future mechanics need.

Brandon

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Totally satisfied Great job. Will use you all from now on. Happy camper.

Abdul

9 years of experience
405 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Awesome experience and my car runs great!

Howard

28 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
28 years of experience
Great

Roger

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Roger
13 years of experience

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff provided excellent service. He arrived on time and showed me the leaking area of the water pump before he replaced it.

Juan

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Good communication when he was running late. Explained some of the fixes that he was doing, along with ensuring that I didn't need more work done than expected. There was a little bit of confusion regarding what the service I had ordered entailed, based on YourMechanic's basic description, but we resolved it and everything was A-OK.

Christopher

18 years of experience
133 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Very pleased

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Made sure work was completed before leaving awesome!

James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
I had an awesome experience with the service given to my car by James! I will surely recommend him and will get him again whenever I need service in the future.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Lilburn?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Lilburn. Our mechanics in Lilburn are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Lilburn.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford Freestar $378 $162.14 $215.97 16% $452.39
2008 Chevrolet Malibu $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2007 Honda Ridgeline $584 $311.82 $271.96 13% $677.32
2007 Cadillac Escalade $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2004 Audi TT Quattro $600 $319.96 $279.96 13% $696.21
2013 Audi S4 $501 $301.46 $199.97 12% $570.21

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Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

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